Rain in the Azores

São Miguel and the Azores islands are a stunning, green place. Of course, all that green comes from somewhere, and with only so many churches that you want to visit this is a guide to what you can do when it rains. Spa & thermal baths And finally, this is the default option given by most hotels to visitors for something to do when it rains so you have probably already heard of this. But it is suggested with good reason, it’s luxurious and beautiful. A great way to relax and let the day go by.

Number 1 suggestion, check as one part of the island may be raining, but another part could have bright sunshine. A useful app for checking the weather on the go is Windy.

Visit The Gin Library and take part in a Gin Masterclass Like gin? Not sure what the difference between a Hendricks and a Bombay? Not sure if you like gin or not? Well, we have you covered. With over 600 bottles on display in the Gin Library and expert in the world of gin, bring your thirst for knowledge and let us dive into the world of G&Ts – Read More.

Taste Baleia Gin – Join Ali Bullock, creator of Baleia Gin and owner of The Gin Library to enjoy a Baleia Gin & Tonic. Made in the Azores, you will hear the story of how Baleia was made and how a donation is made to the Ocean Azores Foundation for every bottle sold.

Try a gin flightSample and enjoy our 3 in-house gins conceptualised here at The Gin Library. You will try, Mr Pugsby’s London Dry Gin, Senhor Raposas Gin T as well as Baleia Gin.


So don’t let the rain get you down, come and visit us here at The Solar Branco Eco Estate.

Read the full guide to São Miguel here. We have written these guides to help our guests and visitors to the Azores with curated tips and suggestions. While we have visited each place, these are just our opinions. Should you have any feedback or places we have not discovered please do email us so we can improve the guide for future visitors.